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Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno ()


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A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).

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Amin
Ophélie Bau ...
Ophélie
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Tony
Lou Luttiau ...
Céline
Alexia Chardard ...
Charlotte
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Camélia
Delinda Kechiche ...
La mère d'Amin
Kamel Saadi ...
Kamel
Hatika Karaoui ...
La mère de Tony
Meleinda Elasfour ...
Mel
Hamid Rahmi ...
Joe
Roméo De Lacour ...
Aimé
Karina Kolokolchykova ...
La jeune fille russe
Mohamed Souda ...
Le père d'Amin
David Ribeiro ...
Fernando
Lydia Bouchali Zemour ...
Lamia (as Lydia Bouchali-Zemmour)
Thomas Fessard ...
Thomas
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Sieme
Christophe Brodu ...
Père de Ophélie
Charlotte Jude ...
Soeur de Ophélie
Lyse Warin ...
Cousine de Ophélie

Directed by

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Abdellatif Kechiche

Written by

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François Bégaudeau ... (novel "La blessure, la vraie")
 
Abdellatif Kechiche ... (screenplay)
 
Ghalia Lacroix ... (screenplay)

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Amedeo Bacigalupo ... co-producer
Donatella Botti ... co-producer
Ginevra Elkann ... co-producer
Abdellatif Kechiche ... producer
Riccardo Marchegiani ... line producer
Francesco Melzi d'Eril ... co-producer
Michel Merkt ... associate producer
Ardavan Safaee ... producer
Jérôme Seydoux ... producer

Cinematography by

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Marco Graziaplena

Film Editing by

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Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux
Maria Giménez Cavallo

Editorial Department

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Elie Akoka ... colorist
Edgar Allender ... post-production assistant
Arthur Boulegue ... first assistant editor
Miriame Chamekh ... co-editor
Raphaël Costa ... assistant editor
Marco Goncalves ... co-editor
Flore Guillet ... co editor
Sébastien Krebs ... assistant editor
Kévin Laperrière ... first assistant editor
Joël Li ... assistant editor
Andrea Maguolo ... colorist / post-production supervisor
Arthur Muller ... assistant editor
Juliette Penant ... first assistant editor
Philippe Roger ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Maria Giménez Cavallo

Production Design by

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Ann Chakraverty

Production Management

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Xavier Doncel ... executive in charge of production
Gerardo Fernandes ... executive in charge of production
Riccardo Marchegiani ... post-production manager / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nasredine ben Maati ... first assistant director
Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux ... third assistant director
Maria Giménez Cavallo ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Léa Alric ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Thomas Brzustowski ... mix technician
Leo Caresio ... boom operator
Remi Durel ... a.d.r. recorded by / music editor / sound editor / supervising sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Thibaut Macquart ... mix technician
Manon Medina ... mix technician
Charles Michaud ... sound mastering engineer
Johann Nallet ... re-recording mixer
Hugo Rossi ... sound
Aleksandra Stojanovic ... foley artist
Julie Tribout ... dialog premix / dialogue editor
Thomas Wargny ... mix technician

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Federica Franceschi ... lead compositor
Davide Leone ... visual effects supervisor
Joël Li ... end credits layout supervisor
Salvatore Lo Cascio ... compositor
Giovanni Ricco ... compositor
Fausto Vitali ... lead compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jérémie Attard ... assistant camera
Gianni Chiarini ... camera operator
Claudio Cofrancesco ... camera operator
Simone D'Onofrio ... camera operator
Fabien Faure ... camera operator
Michel-clement Franco ... camera operator
Bruno Fundarò ... camera operator
Léa-Jade Horlier ... second assistant camera (as Léa Horlier)
Enguerran Prieu ... camera operator
Jeremy Renault ... assistant camera
Aziz Sahli ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Clément Cambou ... extra casting
Stéphanie Ladet ... casting
Stéphane Roig ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Chafik Laribia ... location manager
Stéphane Roig ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Rémi Barbot ... music editor
Jean-Paul Hurier ... composer: additional music
Sasha White ... music licensing

Other crew

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Maria Giménez Cavallo ... artistic collaboration
Olivier Kaczmarek ... assistant production accountant
Miguel Formosinho Mendes ... production assistant (as Miguel Mendes)
Pascal Pons ... key production accountant
Sandrine Valageas ... production secretary

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Robert Baruch Almagià ... thanks (as Roberto Almagià)
Andre Jacobs ... special thanks
Jessica Pennington ... special thanks
Roeg Sutherland ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Amin, an aspiring screenwriter and photographer, returns to his hometown, a fishing village in the south of France, after living a year in Paris. He spends his time hopping from beach to beach and from bar to bar, finding his childhood friends and chasing new encounters. The summer lights of the Mediterranean coast guide his quest for love, as he hopes to live a passionate romance like in the movies. Surrounded by his loving family, who sometimes helps and often hinders, Amin searches to find his own way. Inspiration comes in the form of many female characters who enchant him, but when it comes to love only the mektoub ("destiny" in Arabic) can decide. This coming-of-age saga set in 1994 casts a nostalgic glow on losing the innocence of youth.

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Also Known As
  • La blessure, la vraie (France)
  • Les dés sont jétés (France)
  • Mektoub is Mektoub (France)
  • Destiny, My Love: First Song (World-wide, English title)
  • Мектуб, моя любовь (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 181 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia It is the first part of the cycle 'Mektoub is Mektoub,' a free film adaptation of François Bégaudeau's novel The Injury.' See more »
Goofs During the night club sequence, Ophélie twerks at some point. However, the movie takes place in the summer of 1994 and twerk would not be known in France until the mid 2010s. See more »
Movie Connections Features Arsenal (1929). See more »

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